Buro. Hangouts x Fenty Beauty: How to score a fresh-faced complexion according to Rihanna’s makeup artist, Priscilla Ono
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Whoever said learning is a lifelong process had some incredible foresight. Sure, school might be out for most of us, but that hardly means we are lacking in opportunity for self-improvement. We at Buro. Singapore are champions on that front — dropping wisdom aplenty via cocktail-making classes, workout sessions, and the like during circuit breaker.
The latest of the lot? Hosted by Yvette King, a 150-strong beauty masterclass with makeup luminary, Priscilla Ono, where she gave us the lowdown on how bad gal RiRi gets her glow on. Here's everything we picked up:
#1. Apply foundation sparingly
Namely, just on the areas where you need it depending if you're looking to even out your skin tone or conceal a blemish or two. "Rihanna still wants skin to look like skin," Priscilla remarks. "What I do is that I take Fenty's Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation and run it through just the center of my face using the Kabuki-Buff Foundation Brush 115." Less is more, indeed.
#2. Bronze, bronze, baby
In case ya missed it, Fenty just dropped seven all-new cream bronzers. Think of the Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Bronzer as a fast-track to a sun-kissed glow without having to leave the house. Priscilla applies it to her forehead and cheekbones using the Face Shaping Brush 125 to warm up her mien. Don't worry about it melting off your face either — this one dries down to a soft, powdery finish that stays for hours on end.
#3. Blend out your blush
"There are two ways I apply my blush. One, is where I blend it upwards from the apple of the cheeks to the cheekbones and back again," Priscilla says. "This gives you a flushed, youthful appearance. The second method is where I apply it to the areas I've contoured to add radiance." Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty — Fenty's Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush formulation makes finger-application a breeze, so you can add colour to your cheeks even while on the go.
#4. A light dusting of powder is all you need
As with foundation, only apply your powder to areas that grease up quickly. For Priscilla, that is around her T-zone. "This creates a soft, blurred effect that makes skin look matte but not dry," she explains. "Don't use your fingers for this one. Powder formulas work best with a brush. This Invisimatte Blotting Powder is a staple in Rihanna's bag, and she never goes anywhere without it."
#5. Lastly, highlight and set
If she has to play favourites, Priscilla is all about Fenty's series of Match Stix Skinsticks. "You can do your whole face with just these," she points out. For the final touch, she applies the Match Stix Glow Skinstick down the center of her nose, then spritzes the What It Dew? Makeup Refreshing Spray on a brush before tapping it over the highlighted areas. This makes the glow more obvious — and comes with the added bonus of smelling like Rihanna, according to Priscilla. And who doesn't want that?
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